The Returns of History : Russian Nietzscheans After Modernity
Throwing new light on the important thesis about the influence of Friedrich Nietzsche on Russian formalists and Russian modernism, this book presents this theme in the context of relevant research, and convincingly defines the extent of the claims advanced in the body of the text. The author's close readings and competent incorporation of critical literature paradigmatically exemplify the truth of how precisely indeed literature 'reflects' the life of human societies; equally importantly, they also show that literature reveals its secrets only to the gaze of astute and alert readers. Together with a thorough knowledge and pertinent application of the scholarship in the field, and with frequent flashes of revealing insights and suggestive connections, close readings constitute the book's most consistently outstanding aspect, giving it increasingly more depth and dimension.
- Paperback | 219 pages
- 150.1 x 227.3 x 13.7mm | 308.45g
- 01 Jun 1997
- State University of New York Press
- Albany, NY, United States
- Total Illustrations: 0
Back cover copy
The following reading reading of Russian Formalism, Yury Tynianov's (1894-1943) and Mikhail Bakhtin's (1895-1975) work, and Russian Modernism in Stalinist culture, attempts a reinscription of their works and this period in the tradition of Russion Nietzscheanism.
"The book tackles a subject and a national literature that need and deserve wider recognition and a competent insertion into the mainstream of post-structuralist thought that Western literatures have enjoyed without comparable prejudice for over a quarter of a century." -- Piotr Parlej, Russell Sage College
About Dragan Kujundzic
David Farrell Krell's first work of fiction, Nietzsche: A Novel, was published by SUNY Press. Krell is Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University in Chicago.